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The ground breaking from the new
dorms, the greatest story ever
retold and Butler's best.
Photos by Amanda Lene (ground
breaking) and Darren Greiving.
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901 S. Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
El Dorado, KS 67042
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Artistic students and teachers at Butler
Cole makes a difference at Butler County
Go behind the scenes of the fall play
Are you up for the real academic challenge?
Working while learning
LiiJt Taking Butler to the Kansas State Fair
SsWH Finding money
LLmLiie in the dorms
L« M Two-year colleges versus four-year colleges
UUflThe many different BCCC Sites
Can the football team pull off another championship?
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Story by Jessica Millar
Photo by Amanda Lena
themselves in different ways. Some
do it through the way they dress,
others through works of
literature. Then there are the art
students at Butler County
Community College, who express
themselves in ways of art.
fall. Haring received her bachelor's
of Fine Arts from Emporia State
University and was awarded her
master's from Wichita State. She is
starting her tenth year here, but
previously she worked part-time
here and at WSU. Haring also
substituted in public schools around
others, received his bachelor's
from Wichita State and also his
master's. When asked how long
he'd been teaching, all he would
reply was, "Longer than most of
you have been alive."
Mathews started his career
at Heights High School in Wichita
A Higher Level of Art
Butler County is blessed
with three skilled art instructors.
Instructor John Oehm received his
bachelor's of Fine Arts from the
University of Nebraska. He
continued his education at Wichita
State University where he received
his master's. He began teaching
painting at WSU in 1981 and taught
for 14 years before transferring
here full-time in 1992. He is a
successful artist, having had his
work displayed in regional, national
and international exhibits.
Valerie Haring is starting
her first full-time year at BCCC this
the area before starting at Butler.
Haring took over the position of
"Lead Art Instructor" this fall when
Lynn Havel retired last year. Being
called the lead instructor doesn't
mean she is more talented or a
better teacher than the other art
instructors, it just means she has a
few more responsibilities. She does
more work with recruitment and has
more administrative tasks than
other art instructors. Haring teaches
Art Appreciation, Design and
Drawing and Composition 1 .
Roger Mathews is the third
art teacher at Butler. He, like the
and also taught night classes at
BCCC. He's been a full-time
teacher here for 20 years. He
teaches Stained Glass 1 and 2,
Jewelry Design 1 and 2, Computer
Graphics 1 and 2, Ceramics 1 and
2, Three -Dimensional Design and
Three -Dimensional Animation.
Mathews Gallery in
Wichita contains sculptures,
furniture, jewelry, stained glass
windows and ceramic pieces all
handmade by Mathews himself.
Ninety percent of the work in his
shop is his, but he does sell some
When flipping through the
Butler County Catalog, under the
section listing clubs, you will find
the art club. Technically, the art
club has not been active for some
explains that if
like to recharge
the art club, to
contact him. It
is a student-
run club and
play the role of
the adviser if
feels the only school close to or
equal to our program would be
Johnson County Community
College. The instructors at BCCC
are able to offer extremely
extensive courses. The program is
set up to give the students the
same education as if they were
attending any major university in
the state during the first two years.
Each spring WSU holds
competitions in the Staples Gallery
and invites nearby schools to bring
portfolios of individual students'
work. The students' portfolios are
judged and can lead to art
scholarships to WSU. There is
more than one competition to
attend a year. Butler students
The Erman B. White Gallery of Art is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with
no charge. The gallery is located on campus in the 700 Building.
have been awarded the top
scholarships at the WSU
competition for several years in a
Butler County Community
College also holds its own portfolio
day during the spring semester.
The purpose of this day is to
decide who the recipient of an art
scholarship will be. The
scholarships are funded through
the Warren Hall Coutts III
Memorial Art Scholarship Fund. If
awarded this scholarship, the
student has to be considered full-
time, which consists of 12 hours,
six of which must be art classes.
The art department is also
in charge of the Erman B. White
Gallery of Art,
located in the
this year with a
His exhibit ran
from Aug. 28 -
Sept. 22. There
will be various
other art shows
year. The hours for the Gallery are
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4
"We've had a run of
fabulous art students the past six
or seven years," Oehm comments.
He explains the art students
always seem very dedicated and
determined, which will take them
far in life.
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Making a Difference
Story by Michael Swan Photo by Darren G r e
t Butler, students
can learn how to help people
burdened with the weight of
addiction. Instructors like Jeff Cole
prepare students to become
substance abuse treatment and
Cole, 52, is an addictions
certification instructor and started
teaching here nearly seven years
ago. He was in private practice at
institutions in California for almost
20 years before coming to Wichita
to do the same thing. He soon
spoke at Butler to one of Debbie
Sawtelle's substance abuse
classes. Afterwards, Sawtelle, who
is lead instructor of the addictions
"The program is concerned with addictions,
period," Cole says. This can include chemical
dependency, eating addiction and others.
program, took Cole aside.
"She asked me 'Have you
ever thought about teaching?'"
So, he became an adjunct
instructor before filling in for
Sawtelle last academic year while
she was on sabbatical. This year,
he is again full-time.
Cole can draw on vast
experiences in this area of
counseling to help students in the
He points out the program
does not just focus on working with
alcohol and drug addiction and the
"The program is concerned
with addictions, period," Cole says.
This can include chemical
dependency, eating addiction and
"We have what we call the
rule of thirds," Cole says: one-third
of the people who enter a treatment
program come out "clean and
sober." Another third stay sober
after more than one attempt. But
another third "never sober up."
Cole says the work can be
frustrating at times but gave one
example of a man who overcame
numerous falls to get back up on
his feet again.
"In Palm Springs, I worked
with an individual at an all men's
facility called Michael's House. He
had an inheritance where he could
receive thirty to forty thousand
dollars a month free and clear. He
had 14 go-rounds at the facility. He
was into coke, alcohol, marijuana,
women. His family had denounced
The man, who was
"pushing 40," would do just enough
to satisfy the board of directors,
Cole says, and then fall back into
his deep hole.
"Then he had an
awakening of his spiritual self. You
have to find in you what has value."
After all those tries, the
man had discovered his self-worth,
Cole points out.
"It's when you can look in
the mirror and you don't have to
sneak up on the mirror in the
In the course of his work
Cole also has counseled gang
"They trusted me and it
was good therapy," Cole says. "I
didn't judge their lifestyle."
Cole also has been
involved in "wilderness therapeutic
programs," which are exactly what
they sound like.
"People can (also) discover
their self worth out in nature," Cole
He points out that people
involved in such a program are
divorced from the hustle and bustle
of everyday life and can focus on
what they need to do to help
Butler's counseling and
addiction programs prepare a
student to apply to the state for
certification in addictions
counseling as a substance abuse
treatment and recovery counselor.
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FOURTEEN ACTORS AND A SIX-PIECE
PROFESSIONAL BLUEGRASS BAND
GIVE THE BIBLE SOUTHERN FLARE IN
THE COTTON PATCH GOSPEL
Story by DeAnn Solt Photos by Darren Greiving
Jesus (Roger Briggs) asks God
if he can avoid being lynched.
Playing Jesus can be a
Nazareth and Jerusalem
lallenging role. Roger Briggs, El have been transformed into Atlanta
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Dorado sophomore, took on the and Valdosta, Ga., for this story.
role of playing Jesus in the play
There is a confrontation
Cotton Patch Gospel: The Greatest with Herod, governor of Georgia,
Story Ever Re-told.
and his disciples, IRS agents.
"Playing Jesus has its Eventually, Christ is lynched by a
moments," Briggs says. "It is a gang of local thugs and rises again.
character everyone knows, so
Mr. Larry Patton, dean of
people will notice if I am fine arts, chose the script along
with his wife and co-director Vicki
This production, by Russell Patton, who is the director of
Treyz and Clarence Jordan, with music,
music by Harry Chapin, is a
Even with the part of
modern-day look at the Matthew Jesus, there are no major roles in
and John section of the Bible. This the play. Every actor has an
play brings the Bible in to modern- equally important role on the stage.
day thinking with a twist of
"Everybody plays different
characters in the ensemble," says
The story follows Jesus, Patton. "No person has a major
born in Gainesville, Fla., and tells role in comparison to others. This
of his life and the path he leads his script is unique in that you have
parents, Mary and Joseph, down.
flexibility in the number of actors
that can be used."
Originally, one actor played
all of the characters in the play and
four musicians performed the
The directors chose this
script because it could be adapted
to the number of actors chosen for
For this performance, the
play has been altered to include 14
actors and a six-piece professional
Bluegrass band, Kansas Heart,
from the Wichita area.
The actors had six weeks
to practice for the performance, but
they only had two days of
rehearsal with the band.
"It shouldn't be bad," says
Briggs. "I have played gigs with
people I've never met and
everything went well. The band has
the songs, so they just have to put
The play was held Oct. 4 -
Ticket sales benefit a
majority of the 200 students who
participate in the theatre, music
and dance department. All money
collected goes into the Butler
County Community College activity
Jesus preaches to his disciples in The Cotton Patch Gospel. Roger Briggs, an El Dorado sophomore who played Jesus, says
the role was a big challenge.
Above: Trying to tempt Jesus, the Devil stands alone in
Above Right: Jesus and his disciples sing "Hotline to God"
during a performance of the play.
The girls line up for a dance number to the song "Jubilation"
in Act Two of the play.
Robert C. Ryan
Larry R. Patton
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Mel issa Wadsworth
,.. .Derek Swoyer
.Shera Latimer, David Lucas, Marcie
Keith Ashley, Annette Bailey, Eric Bean, Erin Dochow,
Trystan Donley, Tiffani Hefley, Jeremy Henson, Julia
Marklewitz, Luke Quade, Brett Rausch, Caleb Reid,
Robert Ryan, Tammy Sommerhauser, Michelle Wilson
up for the
The AEC is an I
has a team of four
playing a game
What is the scientific study of the
size, composition, distribution and
changes in the human population?
Solferino, puce, magenta, lilac,
lavender, plum and violet -- to what
secondary color do these hues and
Which French philosopher of the
Enlightenment said: "If God did not
exist, it would be necessary to
(These are examples of practice
questions the Academic Challenge
team uses. Look at the end of the
story for the answers.)
The Academic Excellence
Challenge (AEC) is an activity
scholarship program which has a
team of four playing a game like
Jeopardy. The AEC competition is
against other community colleges
in the state of Kansas. The teams
earn points by answering a tossup
question worth 10 points. Then
they get a chance to answer a
bonus question worth up to 20
points if they get the tossup right.
Each college has teachers and
coaches write up questions for the
Story by Brenda Kimmi
Photo by Darren Greiving
challenge. The questions are
based on what they should learn in
their two-year college experience.
The members on this
year's team are: El Dorado
freshman Seth Bentz, Dallas
freshman Valerie Borger, Wichita
sophomore Vivienne Clark,
Norwich freshman Nicole Hoyt,
Wichita sophomore Lindsay
McKay, Douglass freshman Calvin
Niblack III, Augusta freshman
Kevin Leis and Derby sophomore
Paula Stanislaus. Crysta Baier is
this year's new adviser.
"I wanted to join the team
because I couldn't afford to
continue my education without a
scholarship, and I wanted to go as
long as possible without student
loans," McKay says. "Besides, I
love trivia and I have been
watching Jeopardy for the past
seven or eight years, and I wanted
to put it to good use."
To receive the AEC
scholarship you must have no more
than 72 credit hours, you cannot
have a degree and you must be a
full-time student. There are 12
scholarships available for this
AEC takes place in the
spring but they practice all through
the fall. The team practices three
hours per week. Preliminaries are
in February, Regionals in March
and Semifinals and Finals are in
Besides the games they
also help run the high school
version, High Q.
The 1997 AEC team won
State. In 1996 and 1999 the teams
took second place.
Stanislaus joined the team
because her English teacher,
Teresa Baumgartner, asked her if
she would consider it.
Baumgartner was the
"I always enjoyed watching
shows like Jeopardy and playing
games such as Trivial Pursuit,"
"Making new and dear
friends through time spent together
practicing or traveling to quiz
meets is the best thing that has
happened to me," Stanislaus says.
The WBL program at Butler
includes students from as far
away as Australia
Story by Amy Jewett Photo by Darren Greiving
Job to School
(WBL) has been helping students to
gain practical experience in their
field. Many employers and
students have participated in WBL,
which is expanding more every
year. WBL is a program that
combines the classroom with
related careers. Students that
enroll in WBL can have a career
related to their studies.
Students can benefit by
earning college credit while making
money and meeting professionals
in their field.
The coordinator is assigned
to a student and then contacts them
and they meet the employer to get
better understanding of the
student's expectations and
requirements. Also at this meeting,
goals are set for the student to
achieve. The student receives a
portfolio, which includes all the
assignments that are required.
Each month there is a sheet to fill
out about different subjects to be
turned in to the coordinator along
with how many hours were worked
that month. The students have an
option of taking up to six credit
hours a semester and a maximum
of 24 credits. Every 75 hours is
equal to one credit.
Benefits to students include
no required textbook fee or
classroom time, plus money and
college credit. The class cost is the
same as all other classes per credit
hour and no fees. The coordinator
is always available 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. If a student
does not have a job, WBL
coordinator(s) will work with that
student to develop a resume and
interviewing skills. This will also
give greater opportunities for
permanent job employment.
Obtaining the job is all up to the
student. WBL will always be
available if help is needed.
The WBL helps speed up
the process of getting a degree and
faster progression. Probably one of
the most important values to be
learned is for the student to get an
idea of the real world and how
different it really is. WBL graduates
usually start salaries out 15-20
percent higher than students that
have not taken WBL, according to
the BCCC WBL web page.
Dena Smoot is the WBL
Program Director and has recently
been recruiting more and more
interested students. She really
enjoys and encourages every
student of any career to sign up.
WBL has approached recruiting in
many different ways including
sending students letters, but what
seems to be the best is word of
mouth. Smoot is available for
interested students. She believes
that WBL is one of the best classes
for older, younger or newer
students to try.
Asked if students from
other states are interested, Smoot
replies, " Here at Butler the farthest
student enrolled was from
This is definitely a plus that
others besides Kansans are
interested in BCCC's WBL.
Basically, WBL recognizes
the value of a student's work
experiences that are related to their
career and can help with
communications skills. Something
as simple as that can one day help
Two reports are assigned
along with the monthly worksheets,
which are turned in at the end of the
semester. That means a whole
semester to work on two papers
about work related subjects, how
easy can it get? The first
assignment is to write an opening
statement about career goals, what
can be learned, responsibilities,
and, most of all, the things that
were learned. A resume and job
description will also be required
which is necessary to keep at all
times. Some jobs are structured or
daily assignments are planned out.
Depending on credits, career
development activities are
assigned. The tougher assignment
is a five-page paper on academics.
The student is given three options
to choose from and whatever suits
the student the best will be the
Given this information,
WBL is an organization to benefit
those interested in furthering their
education as well as their
occupation. A student can get their
degree faster. WBL provides
students with a realistic course in
college education and can only
benefit a student in the future.
Crowds of people. The
smell of pizza and comdogs. Kids
enjoying the rides. All were part of
the scene at this year's Kansas
State Fair. The fair was home to
many events this year, such as
singing, agriculture and the ever-
exciting rides. Butler County
for the half-hour show."
El Dorado sophomore
Danial Porter says, "It was an honor
to perform at the Kansas State Fair.
I was happy with the performance;
especially with the little time we
had to prepare."
The fair also gave Butler
"The fair is
the Fine Arts
Story and Photos by
Community College (BCCC)
students participated in many of
The Headliners put on a
concert there Sept. 15. They had
28 singers, six combo members
and two stage managers. "TV
shows" was the theme of this
year's performance. The
Headliners sang songs from such
shows as the Fresh Prince of Bel-
Air, Friends, The Brady Bunch,
Batman, the Monkees and many
Instructor Mrs. Valerie
Mack says, "The fair is great
exposure for the Fine Arts
department. The Headliners had
been practicing a month to prepare
Industrial Building. The booth gave
BCCC the chance to recruit future
students and inform the public
about the school. The booth also
had written information and fliers
about programs the school offers.
The workers gave fake tattoos to
children and had a drawing to win
Mr. Ev Kohles, admissions
counselor, says, "The booth has
been at the Kansas State Fair for
15 to 20 years."
The Kansas State Fair also
gives the livestock judging team a
chance to practice. The fair had
many different kinds of livestock to
practice on such as steers, pigs,
sheep and heifers.
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Batman, Chico Clark, takes out
Villain, Jeremy Henson, at the
performance. The concert was held
at the Farm Bureau Arena.
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songs during their
half hour show. The
almost all their
How often do you find
yourself short on cash or struggling
to pay your bills? Well, you are not
the only one. Budgeting money is
something everybody has a
problem with sooner or later.
Many students make
enough money to pay regular living
expenses like car payments, rent
and groceries. The problem is,
students like to buy things they
really don't need. These things
could range from a CD player for
your car, going out to eat or even
the odds and ends you think you
There are many ways to
save money, but most students
recommend opening a savings
account. A savings account is a
good idea because you can keep
can be hard. Find
out how to eave
money and still
have eome left
Story by Katie Maack
Photos by Darren Greiving
track of what you're spending your
money on. Another reason for
opening a bank account would be
the fact you won't have all your
money on you. So, a person won't
be as tempted to buy the things
they don't really need.
If you don't have a bank
account or don't like the idea of
putting money in the bank, there
are a few alternatives. You can
always take a certain amount of
money from every paycheck, then
put the money away in a safe
place. By doing this, your money
will begin to add up. Another thing
you should do is make a list every
month of your bills. If you make a
list of bills and when they're due,
you'll have a good idea how much
should be saved. Also, you'll know
Common student expenses include
rent, utilities, car payments, cellular
phone bills, gas, groceries and even
tuition. Some students find it easier
to live at home because you don't
have to worry about the extra
expenses. (Photo illustration.)
how much extra money you should
end up with for the month. This way
you'll know if you're going to be
able to afford those new shoes
you're dying to have.
One of the biggest
problems with trying to save money
is buying things you really don't
need. The biggest step to
budgeting your money is being able
to tell yourself 'no' if it's not a
necessity. Almost everyone has the
problem of seeing something they
think they just have to have, so
they buy it. There are a couple of
ways to handle that problem. One
way would be, before going
shopping, make a list of only the
things needed and don't buy
anything else even if it catches
your eye. If it's still really tempting
to buy something not on your list,
try telling yourself, 'no, it's really not
needed.' If making a list doesn't
work, then when you go shopping
and see something you just have to
have, ask yourself before buying it
if it'll be needed within the next 24
to 48 hours. If it's not needed within
two days, then wait to buy it. Now if
it's going to be needed within two
days, then it could be purchased
but make sure you'll have the extra
Budgeting money is a very
important lesson. If you can't
manage money, than it's going to
be hard trying to make it on your
own. Even if there happens to be a
little extra spending money, don't
spend it, save it. If that money gets
spent then you'll just be out of luck
when you get that speeding ticket
or find a misplaced bill.
1 . Open a bank account if you
don't already have one.
2. Take out a set amount from
every paycheck and don't spend it.
3. Make a list of your bills and
when they're due every month.
4. Before going shopping, make a
list and stick to it.
5. Determine if it's needed within
6. If you can live without it for two
days, then you don't need it.
with cooking for themselves
Photo and Story by Amanda Sill
Before college started, every student had a
decision to make, to live in the dorms or off campus.
For those brave souls who chose to try living out on
their own for the first time, many are in the midst of a
traumatic shock. Unfortunately, you can not bring your
mom with you to college. So, who is going to cook for
you? A variety of students around campus were
interviewed to see how and if they were surviving on
their "delicious" cuisine.
Freshmen Marshall Ford and Eric Reusser,
both from Eureka, share an apartment and recipes.
Ford invents the meals and Reusser is used as the
guinea pig to critique his masterpieces. Reusser just
"loves" it when Ford makes his homemade peanut
butter, jelly, pickle and mayonnaise sandwich on wheat
bread, of course, and then a tall glass of Grape Kool-
aid to top it off. One thing they can agree on is
Reusser says, "I can eat sweet and sour
chicken all day."
The only problem with eating Chinese food is
the expense. Ford and Reusser will only allow
themselves to spend $30 a month on groceries. They
buy noodles, ground beef, tomato sauce and Kool-aid .
If students are ever up in time for breakfast,
they can stop by the apartment of freshmen Liz Davis
and Mary Hunter. They are also from Eureka. They will
fix you up their specialty, scrambled eggs with mustard
on top and French toast. Their refrigerator always has
strawberry Juicey Juice and Wild Cherry Pepsi in it.
They have a large amount of food in their cupboards
because they spend at least $200 a month on
Freshman Rosann Wheat of Hamilton is
constantly eating very unusual concoctions that she
invents. She likes to take potato chips of any flavor and
crumble them into baked beans. She also puts ranch
dressing on anything that will hold still, including pizza,
burritos, sandwiches and fries.
For the most part, students appear to be taking
care of themselves well. At least none of them have
died because of malnutrition or food poisoning, yet. The
mothers of these students would surely be appalled if
they knew what weird foods their children were
consuming while they're away at college. Getting to
choose your own food is one of the many advantages
of living on your own.
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on your own
Story and Photos by Amanda Lene
"Hurray!" Stephanie Fisk,
Wichita freshman, thought to
herself as she put her car into
reverse and backed out of the
driveway. The same driveway that
had welcomed her home when she
was past curfew. Fisk and her
family also shared many memories
in the driveway, including her
joyous occasion to come -- her
journey into a whole new world.
Now that day was here and she
was finally on her own. Out in the
real world with real people and on
her way to the dorms.
Suddenly the thought hit
her. This was to be her new home
for the next two years and she had
no idea what to expect.
"I did not have a clue about
my roommates or my living
conditions," Fisk says. "I didn't even
know what I would be eating for
dinner that evening."
But remembering that she
was an adult now and in the real
world, Fisk took a deep breath and
slowly tiptoed up to the door -- her
door. Then she shakily put the key
into the knob, slowly opening the
door to meet her new family.
Finally, Fisk knew that it would be
all right and she exhaled.
With many students living
in the dorms, their first impressions
were much like Stephanie's. Belle
Plaine freshman Terretta Bethel
says, "You are taking baby steps
toward living on your own without
all of the financial responsibilities of
being on your own. Plus I think
living in the dorm is a good way to
meet lots of other students with the
same interests as yours."
But even though some
students do have complaints about
dorm living, most are content and
just happy to be away from home.
Freshman Ben Robertson
from Maize says, "Even though the
west dorms leave a lot to be
desired, I feel they are sufficient
living quarters. And I realize that
everyone involved with housing,
including Dan McFadden (Housing
Director) among others, are
working diligently to make things as
pleasant as possible."
Here is some good news
for you dorm residents who had
trouble getting into the dorms or
were forced to find off-campus
housing, because of the lack of
rooms and long waiting lists.
Improvements on campus are
venturing into our area. The need
for more campus housing has been
an increasing problem at Butler. On
Aug. 31, the Board of Trustees
gave their final approval for the
construction of a new dorm. The
new dorm will be located directly
north of the 1500 building and west
of the east dorm. The expected
completion date has been set for
July 1 , 2001 , just in time to house
next fall's students.
"I believe that for the next
Members of the Board of Trustees and the vice-
president of student services break ground on
Sept. 12 for the construction of the estimated $3.4
million dorm. Left to right: Wilma Howell, Dalton
Patterson, David Valerio, Steve Pershall, Gayle
Krause, David Cox, Bill Rinkenbaugh (VP of
student services) and Debbie Hinnen (board chair).
couple of years there should not be second floor. A walkway will
perimeters and parking lot. A
keyless building entrance system
with a proximity card will provide
residents access to the building.
Norwich freshman Katie Hill
a waiting list," McFadden says.
connect the two dorms. A laundry says, "I was thrilled about the news
The new residence hall will facility will be located on the second of a new dorm, because after being
house 130 coed students. The
majority of the rooms will house
floor. put on the waiting list and not
The new two-story building getting in, I was forced to find
two students who will share a will be nearly 28,000 square feet, another place to live off campus,
bathroom with an adjoining room and will look similar to the east and Now I don't have to worry about
while a small portion will house west dorms. The total construction getting into the dorms next fall."
three students with their own
cost for the dorm is estimated at
For those planning on living
bathroom. Each room will have around $3.4 million. With additional on campus next fall, this doesn't
provisions for a telephone, cable, housing, parking will be expanded mean you can wait until the last
Internet, microwave and
to provide 100 additional stalls. minute to fill out your housing
refrigerator. The dorm will also Access to the dorms will be application or the intent to return
include a different style vanity, improved with the installation of form. Many students are already
overhead lights and a fire sprinkler another drive from the east dorm applying for next year, and if you
system. The new hall will have an parking lot to the new parking lot. want a specific dorm then you need
elevator allowing special needs The dorm will be equipped with to apply early. For a survival guide,
students to have access to the safety video cameras to monitor the see the back cover.
On the UJay_
To an education that will last a lifetime
Story by Francesca Chilargi and Photo by Pamela Bearth
Every student has a decision to
make after graduation, whether
to go to college or enter the
workforce. After deciding to go
to college, then comes the decision
of what type of college to go to, a
community college or a university?
Many students don't even know
their major yet. The decision of
what type of college to enroll in
doesn't come very easy.
Butler County Community
College (BCCC) is a two-year
college that offers students flexible
class schedules and various
different courses. There are 7,500
students enrolled overall with
BCCC, according to Bill
Rinkenbaugh, vice president of
student services. One of the
conveniences at BCCC is it offers
classes at the main campus in El
Dorado and also in Andover, Rose
Hill, McConnell Air Force Base,
Eureka, Cottonwood Falls, Council
Grove, Augusta and Marion. BCCC
gives students the opportunity to
take classes on-line regardless of
what city, state or country they live
in. There are all kinds of clubs and
organizations for students to get
involved in such as the newspaper
The Lantern, the magazine The
Grizzly, choir, band, theater, radio,
television and the list goes on.
The tuition at BCCC is
$46.50 per credit hour and the cost
of books on average can run $350
a semester. Room and board costs
an average of $1,810 per
semester. BCCC offers many
scholarships. The student to
teacher ratio at BCCC is no more
than 20 students per teacher,
according to Gene George, director
of reseach and institutional
effectiveness. The classes are
small to allow the instructors to give
more individualized attention to
Another community college
that offers cheaper tuition and
smaller classes than the larger
state universities is Dodge County
Community College in Dodge City,
with a student body of 2,500.
According to the admissions office
at Dodge, the cost of tuition is $46
per credit hour. There are 35 clubs
and organizations for students to
get involved in. The type of
scholarships offered include
academic scholarships that depend
on grade point averages, activity
scholarships, technical scholarships
and athletic scholarships.
4 year Colleges
For students that choose to
go another route instead of a
community college, Kansas
University is the choice of many in
the state. Located in Lawrence,
the 25,400-student body includes
5,600 freshmen. The two other
major locations where KU offers
classes are in Topeka and a
medical university in Wichita. The
cost of tuition and housing is
$6,828.50 a year, according to last
year's statistics from the
admissions office. The cost of
books averages $250-500 per
semester. KU offers scholarships
for leadership skills, academics and
athletic accomplishments. These
range from $500-15,000 a year.
Wichita State University
(WSU) is a university that offers
150 clubs and organizations
sponsored by students. The
student body is 14,613 students
with 2,772 freshmen, according to
last year's statistics from the
admissions office. WSU has 461
full-time faculty members,
according to the admissions office.
The size of the campus is 330
There are also smaller
campuses in Wichita, downtown,
on the west and south side and at
the Hughes Metro-Complex. The
tuition cost is $90.80 per credit
hour and it includes student fees.
The cost of housing per semester
is $2,010, according to the Housing
and Residence Life office at WSU.
The cost of books depends on how
many classes a student takes, if
the books are new or old and how
many are needed per class. One of
the internship programs offered at
WSU is Cooperative Education and
it allows students to get paid for
their career-related job while
earning class credit. WSU offers
the largest Cooperative Education
Program in Kansas and is in the
top 10 nationally, according to the
admissions office at WSU. One of
the scholarships offered at WSU is
the Transfer Scholarship that's
offered to students who transfer
from a community college. It's
worth $1,000 and is offered every
semester. The qualifications are
students must have a 3.0 GPA and
be enrolled full-time.
Kansas State University in
Manhattan offers internships for all
their undergraduate and graduate
students. The size of the campus
is 670 acres and there is another
smaller campus in Salina. Ninety
percent of the student body is from
Kansas and the other ten percent
are from different states and
countries. According to last year's
statistics, K-State's student body
numbers 20,000 and 3,504 are
freshmen. There are 375 student
organizations for students to join.
The cost of tuition is $1,163 for 12
credit hours per semester, books
cost an average of $200-300 and
housing is $2,000 per semester,
according to the admissions office.
Three out of four graduates at K-
State have some kind of internship.
Whether you choose to
enroll in a community college or a
university, it depends on the cost of
tuition, books and housing and the
student to teacher ratio. And if
you're ready for a large campus
with 26,000 students or a campus
with 2,500 students, the choice is
This is the main campus of Butler in El
Dorado. Many students like the idea of a
smaller campus compared to a university.
The Sptrtt of
Story and Photo by Pamela Bearth
The new Education Center at M c C o n n e 1 1 AFB
go through the
big decision on
where they want to attend college.
Students who choose Butler
County Community College not
only select the school, but they are
also able to pick what location they
want to attend. There's the main
campus in El Dorado, which
contains many of the traditional
surroundings, such as the student
union and the Nixon Library. Some
less traditional sites that students
could attend can be found in
Andover, Eureka, Augusta,
Cottonwood Falls, McConnell Air
Force Base, Rose Hill, Marion and
Council Grove. Staff at each site is
trained and qualified to give
students the proper learning skill
and to give assistance that will
allow them to succeed in life.
"Every site has the
common goal to help students
learn and accomplish their goals,"
says President Dr. Jacqueline
Vietti. Having this many sites
allows the college to bring the
education to the people instead of
having the people go to the
Students can find Butler
County Community College sites
that are only ten minutes from their
house rather than having to drive
30 to 40 minutes away.
"Being an international
student, I looked for the place that
had the cheapest tuition and basic
courses," says Craig Maimba.
This allows both full-time
and part-time students to have
more time for going to work,
studying or having some personal
time outside of school.
"I chose the Andover
campus because it is cheaper and
more peaceful," says Charles
Every one of the sites has
general classes like math and
English, but some sites also have
classes of their own. El Dorado has
all the major technical programs
while Rose Hill, McConnell AFB
and Andover have a Microsoft
training program that teaches
people how to use computers. The
buildings at each of the sites
provide a unique atmosphere for
the students to work in. This gives
the students the chance to work in
a variety of surroundings and
benefit from it.
The McConnell AFB site
expansion has provided BCCC with
advancement opportunities. The
new two-story 40,000 square foot
Consolidated Education Center not
only has 23 classrooms but it
contains a cafe right down the hall.
They serve a variety of sodas,
cappuccinos, espressos and frozen
coffees. There are also many types
of cold sandwiches, pizza, chips,
cookies and bagels to choose from.
"This is going to be a great
place for people to relax, unwind,
study, meet with friends or make
new friends," says Community
Support Flight Chief Wendy
Ozment (according to the Aug. 25
edition of the McConnell AFB
The classrooms include
nicely furnished chemistry and
biology labs, computer labs with
new high tech Internet access, a
test control area and local civilian
programs. The education facility
houses the base library that holds
42,000 books, 60 magazines, two
study rooms and 400 music CDs.
Call 759-4252 if interested in
adds one more sub site to Butler County
"It's a family atmosphere.
Sitting in the coach's office, I jotted down
questions to ask him. I occasionally glanced up as
people walked by, hoping to catch a glimpse of him. To
my left the television is blasting on CNN and the room
is decorated in a football motif. There are piles of
notebooks, videotapes aligned in the bookshelf along
the wall and pictures of former Butler football players.
From the tidy clutter of the room, one can only expect
at any minute to see a short, balding old man who
forgot where he placed his glasses to walk through the
door. Instead, Coach Troy Morrell enters and firmly
grasps my hand in a handshake. And from
introductions alone he can be described as a tall man
with an athletic build and just enough attitude to take
Butler to yet another outstanding year. But as we sit
and discuss Butler's football program, I see another
side of him that I was unable to before. When he
discusses his out-of-state football players, it is as if he
is the proud parent talking about his own sons. How
they need a little more support than in-state players
because they're so far from home.
Coach Morrell says, "It is a family type
atmosphere. Everyone is together and helps one
another - that's why we are successful academically
Everyone is together..."
and in football as well."
And his players come to Butler searching for
several things, too, such as good leadership, superior
facilities, and, most importantly, a good education.
Galveston, Texas freshman Davon Rodgers,
wide receiver, says, "I like Butler because of the
facilities and the teachers really try their best to help
And to top that off they get the opportunity to
play for a school that has an excellent football program.
Since 1980, Butler has won nine conference
championships, 13 bowl games and three national
After their two-year stint at Butler, the players
have the privilege of attending any four-year college in
"Lots of sophomores -- an average of 12 a
year, sign with Division 1 schools," Coach Morrell says.
We have to keep in mind, too, that these out-
of-state players are far from home and living another
lifestyle all together.
New Orleans freshman Ronald McClendon,
running back, says, "It's kind of different to come to a
small town out of a big city, but you get to focus more
(left) Running back Ronald McClendon scores a touchdown
in Butler's first game against Northeastern , Okla. His
nickname is Goldie because he has a mouth full of gold.
on your grades and football and people here are real relationship," McClendon says. "I talk to him when I
Coming to a small town like El Dorado would
have a question and about personal stuff too."
The important thing to remember is these
be a real culture shock. Your activities would decrease players want to be here. Through all the hard work and
considerably compared to the pastimes big cities have competition, they stuck with it. And in doing so, they as
to offer such as amusement parks, bigger and better a team were brought together.
malls, movie theaters and just more places to go and
things to do.
Naples, Fla. freshman James Cody, defensive
back, says, "It's like a family. We're real close. If I have
Compared to a house, a small dorm shared by a problem or anything, I'll go to my coach and talk to
another person would be challenging.
"I like Butler because of the independence and
him about it and the coaches push me to the limits."
The players and coaches have a very positive
my roommate, Jimarr Gallon, and I have a cool outlook about how this season will go. And judging
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g/Ve a heads up after a Grizzly score. Butler later won the
game against Northeastern Oklahoma, 21-3.
from the players' dedication in the hot weather they
have practiced in, there is no doubt that they can
Coach Morrell says, "I'm very optimistic. We
lave a lot of talented players but also a lot of young
players. It's a little uncertain. Leadership and clarity is
going to play a large role."
Many of the players have a more outgoing
Rodgers said, "This season is going to go
good. Because we practice three times a day and
we're really dedicated and we better win."
STATES HE FACTS:
Christy: How do you recruit players from out of state?
Coach: We tell them what we have to offer such as
academic studies and tradition.
Christy: Why do you recruit out-of-state players?
Coach: I'll get like 500 phone calls from kids who
want to come here. (And there's only 75 jucos [junior
colleges] in the country that play football.)
Christy: How many out-of-state players are you
Coach: In (Jayhawk) conference rules you can only
have 12 out-of-state on the roster. But conferences
around the country are different. Texas gets five,
Mississippi gets 10 and some like Dixie can have an
Christy: How do you find these players?
Coach: We look at many different publications and try
to pinpoint top players and contact their coaches to
see what their academic situation is. And we get film
on them and go out of state to meet them.
Christy: Do the players interact well with one
Coach: They (out-of-state players) take more
attention because of being away fiom home and we
get them a host family (F.A.N.S. - Friends & Athletes
Nurturing Success) which gives them a chance to
interact with community members.
Christy: What is one of the setbacks of being a
Coach: A lot of players don't realize the
competitiveness of football and give up. In the few
years that I've been here, it's been this way.
Dorm survival guide
1. Save money.
2. If you live in the east or west dorm, bring a space carpet or something to put on your
hard floor to prevent sickness.
3. Bring lamps for the east dorm; it is pretty dim.
4. Bring a flashlight to the west dorm so you can see at night when walking through the r
5. Bring a cell phone to call home, because it is very expensive to get hooked up through
6. If you are far away from home, bring lots of phone cards to call home.
7. Never sit straight up in bed if you have a bunk bed.
&>. Compromise with your roommate as much as possible because you are together.
9. Save your change for the washers ar\d dryers. Hint: Take your laundry to your parents'
10. Bring TV and VCR for entertainment.
11. Bring video games for entertainment; plus everyone will want to come over and play.
12. Bring a radio or CD player to listen to.
13. Bring a computer to check your e-mail and to play games. You might want to use it to do
your homework on, so you wont epend so much time in the library.
14. Bring lots of snack foods.
15. Bring a microwave.
16. Bring plastic plates, napkins and silverware.
17. Don't be shy. Go out and meet people.
13. Do unto others, as you would want done to you.
19. Be respectful to your roommate.
20. Don't leave your stuff lying around.
21. Ask before taking something that doesn't belong to you.
22. Bring things to decorate your dorms.
23. Apply early for next year's dorms if you plan on attending next year.
24. Bring towels, linens, pillow, blankets or any additional accessories that you wish to use.
25. At night, make sure you are with someone when walking around campus.
26. Bring lots of hangers for clothes.
27. West dorm guys, start getting used to cold showers.
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